Deliveroo hopes to grow numbers by launching a BYO rider system

Deliveroo is launching a new system in Australia where food outlets supply their own delivery people.

The food delivery service hopes this will help grow the number of people using their platform.

Deliveroo said this would help double the number of restaurant using its platform to 12,000 by the end of 2018.

The delivery platform, known as Marketplace+, launched in Australia on the 6th of September.

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The platform allows restaurants to list their delivery services on Deliveroo’s website, but at a lower fee if they use their own drivers or riders.

Traditionally, Deliveroo has supplied drivers or riders as part of its service to restaurants on its platform.

It was introduced to the UK and European markets in early-mid 2018.

From July, Deliveroo customers in the UK had 5,000 more restaurants to choose from at a wider range of prices, with the help or the new platform.

Customers on the app can see both restaurants who make use of Deliveroo’s ‘core’ delivery network and restaurants who deliver meals themselves.